Commission on International Relations &
Cultural Liaison Encounters


The Commission on International Relations & Cultural Liaison Encounters, or CIRCLE, commission was established in 1996 in response to the Atlanta Olympics in which Columbus hosted the softball events. Its mission is to promote and coordinate communication, contacts and encounters between Columbus and the people of other nations and to facilitate cross–cultural communications and associations among the various national groups in Columbus. The commission is composed of twelve members who each serve four–year terms. The Columbus Council appoints eight of the members and the Mayor appoints four.

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Commission Members

CIRCLE meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. You may contact CIRCLE through the Mayor’s Office. All contact information is listed on the Mayor’s home page under the title Mayor’s Office.

International Organizations & Activities